Words

An Excess of Ideas

Picture this: an advertising and CD-Rom developer sits at his desk dreaming up a world never seen before. This developer gives the world characters to root for and villains to root against, to give an outsider a view of his universe. He gives this world a storyline...

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Heading North to go South

There is a state located in the southern part of America that is going through a conundrum. That state is Florida, and that conundrum is whether they are truly a southern state or not. The question is as old as time, and this week we here at Southern Fried Karma are...

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Making a Path

"Her Real Name Was Peaches" by Darnell Arnoult  Madame Natasha’s ringed hands show their age, like mine. The cards are worn, faded red to pink and slick. Her deck and hands make hushed sounds as she shuffles and slides each day, here, there, and yet, to the tabletop....

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Faulkner’s Hunt for Southern Identity

  The short story is a Southern literary tradition. Mark Twain, Eudora Welty, Kate Chopin, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Alice Walker are all recognized as prolific authors of Southern short stories. However, the most influential, and often...

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